Midtown Financial Company / a + i architecture

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Architects: a + i architecture
Location: , NY
Architecture Project Team: Dag Folger, Michael Lehner, Carrie Gibbs, Elizabeth Fennell, Phil Ward, Alan Calixto
Area: 110,000 sqm
Photographs: Magda Biernat

Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors

© Michael O’Callahan

Architects: RMW Architecture and Interiors
Location: 55 Harrison Street #600, , CA 94607, USA
Owner/Manager: Ellis Partners LLC/Jack London Square Ventures LLC
General Contractor: Novo Construction, Inc.
Mechanical Engineers: Encon Energy Conservation Co. – Thermal Mechanical Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Libra Electric
Plumbing Engineer: Pribuss Engineering
Furniture Vendor: One Workplace
Area: 32411.0 sqm
Photographs: Michael O’Callahan

AIA Presents 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

Sandy High School; Sandy, Oregon / Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects © Josh Partee

The American Institute of Architects () Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected five educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design . The award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. 

The 2013 CAE Educational Facility Design Award winners are:

Small Project Awards Exhibit

dSPACE Studio’s “Historic Wicker Park 2-Flat Conversion and Modern Addition”

Currently on display until August 22, AIA Chicago is honoring its Small Project Awards winners at 23 E. in downtown Chicago as part of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. Designed in collaboration with Chicago-based branding firm a5, the exhibit offers yet another opportunity for and its Small Practitioners Group to showcase the smaller-scale innovations that architects work on in their day-to-day practice. The third annual Small Firm/Small Project Award program recognizes high quality work from small Chicago architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. More images information after the break.

M&M House / Stan Allen Architect

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Architects: Stan Allen Architect
Location: , United States
Project Team: Giancarlo Valle, Marc McQuade, Chris Oliver
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Gerson, Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect

The Chazen Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

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Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Location: 750 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-, , WI 53706, USA
Year: 2011
Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

Horizon Media / a + i architecture

© Magda Biernat

Architects: a + i architecture
Location: 75 Varick Street, , NY 10013, USA
Architecture Project Team: Dag Folger, Bradley Zizmor, Sommer Schauer, Kate Thatcher, Phil Ward, Chris Evans, Janet Lina, Amy Howell
Photographs: Magda Biernat

New York Announces Plans to Build Brooklyn Bridge Beach

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NYDaily News reports that the Council has allocated $7 million to redevelop a 11,000 square foot swath of forgotten land into a beautiful, sandy beach beneath the Bridge. Originally conceived as part of New York’s “Blueway” plan, the waterfront project will grant access to terraced seating, wading pools and fishing areas, along with a kayak launch and concession stand via tree-lined walkways. See what else the “Blueway” entails, here on ArchDaily.

Aidlin Darling Design Breaks Ground on Windhover Contemplative Center

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San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design has broke ground on the Windhover Contemplative Center at University. Inspired by Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover paintings, the single-story, 4,000 square foot spiritual retreat is intended to provide students, faculty and staff members a quiet place of refuge from the intensity of daily life.

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti Associates

© Anton Grassl / Esto

Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Location: 238 Thompson Street, University, , NY 10012, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

Sagaponac House / Stan Allen Architect

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Architects: Stan Allen Architect
Location: , New York,
Assisted By: Pablo Gallego, Jane Kim, Katherine Kim, Matt Schnepf, Ben Tranel
Year: 2007
Photographs: Bilyana Dimitrova, Michal Moran

AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013

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Taking place October 24-26 at the Phoenix Art Museum, the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013 consists of a 2-day, 5 to 6 session event that gathers voices of architects serving in various leadership roles, including, principals, educators, owners, designers, environmentalists and innovators, in an intimate setting to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women practicing architecture today. The Summit strives to engage speakers and attendees in an open, conversational setting to share both personal and work experiences toward positive contributions through the practice of architecture. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Hawk House / Alex Wyndham

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Architects: Alex Wyndham
Location: Central , United States
Builders: Alex Wyndham, John Grill
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alex Wyndham

Founders Hall / Overland Partners

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Architects: Overland Partners
Location: , TX
Design Team: Jim Shelton-AIA, Tim Blonkvist-FAIA, Scott Adams, Bess Swantner, Brad Bailey, Adam Bush-AIA, Steve Bellanger
Consultants: Project Cost Resources, Blum Consulting Engineers, EJES, Jaster Quintanilla (JQ), Lam Partners, 4B Technology, Hughes Associates, WJHW.
Contractor: Beck
Area: 108,000 GSF
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Totaro

Ocean Beach Comfort Station / Kevin deFreitas Architects

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Architects: Kevin deFreitas Architects
Location: , California, USA
Design Architect : Kevin deFreitas, Manish Desai
Architect Of Record: Sillman Wright Architects
General Contractor: PRAVA Construction Service Inc.
Public Artist: Shinpei Takeda
Photographs: Darren Bradley, Tim Mantoani

AD Classics: Modern Architecture International Exhibition / Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock

Model of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye from Modern Architecture: International Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #15, February 9-March 23, 1932
“Modern Architecture: International Exhibition” is the title of an exhibition that took place in 1932 at the Museum of Modern Art in . Curated by , the exhibition introduced an emerging architectural style characterized by simplified geometry and a lack of ornamentation; known as  the “International Style,” it was described by Johnson as “probably the first fundamentally original and widely distributed style since the Gothic.” The exhibition, along with an accompanying catalogue, laid the principles for the canon of Modern architecture.

‘Practical Utopias’ Exhibition

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Taking place at The Center for Architecture in New York, ‘Practical Utopias’ presents a body of recent work by American and other international firms in five cities across East Asia. Conceived as extensions or embellishments of existing capitals of finance and culture, these new cities within cities serve as focal points for future visions and global ambitions. Over the past twenty years the pace and scale of urbanization in Asia has been unprecedented in both the emerging and maturing economies of the region. Curated by Jonathan Solomon, this exhibition provides a framework for education and cultural exchange between New York and the global cities of Asia. The exhibition runs October 1 – January 18. For more information, please visit here.

PXSTL Competition Finalist Proposal / Freecell Architecture

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Freecell Architecture‘s proposal for the PXSTL Competition was recently announced one of the three finalists by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Participants were asked to reimagine a vacant lot in ’ Grand Center cultural district while exploring the critical role arts and culture play in creating vibrant, growing communities. The competition aims to demonstrate how small-scale interventions can spur large-scale urban transformation, and Freecell’s proposal was selected for their ability to visualize Grand Center’s long-term vitality, emphasizing community engagement, interactive elements, and cross-disciplinary collaboration among St. Louis’ many cultural organizations. More images and information after the break.